Waigeo Brush-turkey Aepypodius bruijnii

Family: Megapodiidae (Megapodes)

Authority: (Oustalet, 1880)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Endangered because it has a very small range, which is undergoing a continuing decline due primarily to increasingly frequent fires related to drought (especially those connected to El Nino events), drought itself reducing breeding success as well as the uncertain impacts of introduced wild boar Sus scrofa and feral dogs Canis familiaris. Further actions that degrade habitat in eastern Waigeo, including selective logging and especially the potential threat from mining, will exacerbate fire impacts across the whole range.

Population size: 977 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 784 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Aepypodius bruijnii. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/waigeo-brush-turkey-aepypodius-bruijnii on 28/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 28/11/2023.